Custom Designed Lifestyle Plan:

Counselling: We spend time in one-on-one sessions with you. Think of it as therapy for weight loss. Or just a listening ear. You can book these appointments by telling the secretary you need a “counselling appointment”. Please specify 30 or 60 minutes.

Make Mini-changes: Turning a ship around 180 degrees may mean making small 10 degree adjustments at the steering wheel, a little bit at a time. We work with you to make SMART goals: Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Time-related (Meyer,P) for lifestyle changes.

Check-Ins: Commit to visiting our clinic regularly (ideally weekly) for weigh-in, review the progress of your mini-changes, and medical assessment. This is an incentive and reminder that you are on a plan.

Food Diaries: Research has shown that people who keep food diaries are more likely to succeed in losing weight (Kaiser Permanente). This tool also enables us to have a common table to assess your situation, make suggestions, and monitor changes.

Fitness Tracker: Research has shown that people who are physically active are more likely to lose weight. You probably don’t need us to even tell you this common knowledge that diet and exercise is the key to weight loss. Purchasing a fitness tracker (such as a pedometer) gives us a framework to quantify the amount of activity, and make adjustments for being more physically active.

Testing Days: We do need objective measures to monitor the progress of your weight loss plan. This helps everyone be accountable to their plan.

Fitness Trainer: If you are able to pay extra for a trainer or a kinesiologist who can help you with the physical activity part of the equation, that would be wonderful!

Dietician: If you are able to pay extra for meeting with a registered dietician to adjust your food plan, we can help arrange that as well.

Psychotherapy: If you need a more formal psychotherapist to talk more regularly about the emotional and psychological aspects that surround food, eating, weight, body image, life stress, addiction, depression, or anxiety, please find out if you insurance plan covers this (or you can pay out of pocket).